Paphiopedilum jackii H.S.Hua 1995 SUBGENUS Parvisepalum Karasawa & Saito 1982

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Fragrant Part shade WarmSpring

Common Name Jack's Paphiopedium [Dr Jack Fowlie, orchid enthusiast and former editor of the Orchid Digest 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in southeastern Yunnan China and northern Vietnam on wooded limestone hills at elevations around 500 to 600 meters as a warm growing epiphyte with 4 to 6, distichous, coriaceous, oblong to narrowly elliptic, acute to obtuse at the asymetric apex, light green mottled dark green above, pale purple beneath leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 6" [15 cm] long, provided with a single tubular, acute bract, single flowered inflorescence carrying a flower that has a light floral scent.

Similar to P malipoense but P jackii differs in the pale purple beneath the leaves, the light floral scent instead of raspberry and most important the different staminode with its truncated diamond shape, more elongated, and squared off at the base and lacks the deep groove at the apex

Synonyms Paphiopedilum hiepii Aver. 1998; Paphiopedilum jackii f. virescens (O.Gruss & Roeth) Perner ex O.Gruss & N.H.Tuan 2018; Paphiopedilum jackii var. hiepii (Aver.) Koop. 2000; Paphiopedilum malipoense var. hiepii (Aver.) P.J.Cribb 1998; Paphiopedilum malipoense var. jackii (H.S.Hua) Aver. 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 #3 1998 as P hiepii drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000 as P hiepii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 40 pg 2492 - 2564 Brieger 2000; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #4 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #9 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #3 2016 photo fide; OrchidDigest Vol 88 #4 2019 photo fide;